José Gregorio Briceño

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José Gregorio Briceño
Governor of Monagas
In office
2004–2012
Preceded by Guillermo Call
Succeeded by Yelitza Santaella
Personal details
Born (1965-12-12) December 12, 1965 (age 51)
Caicara, Monagas State
Political party MIGATO
Spouse(s) Madeleine de Briceño
Profession Politician

José Gregorio Briceño Torrealba (born July 25, 1965, in Caicara) is a Venezuelan politician.

Life[edit]

Briceño began his political life in 1979 as a member of Acción Democrática (AD). After being expelled from AD in 1991 Briceño founded a political party called Movimiento Independiente Cedeño (MIC). He became mayor of Cedeño Municipality in the regional elections of 1992 and was re-elected in 1995. In 1997 he founded a new political party named MIGATO. This became part of PSUV in 2007.

Briceño ran unsuccessfully for the governor of Monagas' office in 1998; however he won a seat in the Venezuelan Chamber of Deputies as Deputy. In 1999 Briceño was a member of the Constituent Assembly. In 2000 Briceño lost the competition for the governor's office again, although he was elected deputy of the National Assembly of Venezuela.

José Gregorio Briceño became governor of Monagas in 2004 and was re-elected in the elections of 2008.

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Preceded by
Guillermo Call
Governor of Monagas
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Yelitza Santaella
Preceded by
Olga de Morales
Mayor of Cedeño Municipality
1993–1999
Succeeded by
Domingo Pedemonte